When you have an online business, it's easy to forget that what you see online is the best, curated or partial version of what's actually happening in someone's business. Yet still we persist in comparing ourselves to others on social media! Today, #ahasmember Amber of Ink & Matter shares how she finally moved on from it and what she does to keep from getting sucked back in.
One of the things that is hardest to do in business is predict where your business will go next. But if you are wanting to grow your business or even sustain it, planning for it now and implementing systems is key to making sure that growth doesn't crush you or doesn't look like what you wanted (read this blog post about burnout in a successful business). We're delighted to have members Chris & Andy Design share ways to prepare for this growth. You can learn more from Andy, who will be on our State of Making session on shows and booth design!
So, I have been thinking about this topic for a while. And it's a pretty nuanced topic that I think involves several different layers of issues. Then, in the course of a few weeks I have come across two different blog posts that have basically summarized everything I've been thinking. And wow, that's so refreshing! I'm so glad to know that this creative community is all churning on these ideas together and arriving at some really intelligent conclusions.